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The Influence of Range Practices on Waterborne Disease Organisms in Surface Water of British Columbia: A Problem Analysis

Author(s) or contact(s): R.F. Newman, T.D. Hooper, G.W. Powell, and F.M. Njenga
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Water Quality
Series: Technical Report
Other details:  Published 2003. Hardcopy is available.


This problem analysis summarizes the influence of range practices on water-borne disease organisms in surface water within watersheds. The summary is based on literature reviews, case histories, and interviews. Information for the literature review was obtained primarily from scientific journals, and includes reviews and original studies. The disease-causing organisms Giardia lamblia (causing giardiasis) and Cryptosporidium parvum (causing cryptosporidiosis) are emphasized because of their importance in British Columbia.

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